This is an image scan of an extraordinary first-hand account by Sunday Times journalist Anthony Mascarenhas documenting the genocide, specifically targeting Hindu civilians in Bangladesh, planned and carried out by Pakistan in 1971. In the event, many Bangladeshi Muslims, thought to be opposed to the genocide, were also targeted by the Pakistani army. Estimates of the number of civilians murdered by Pakistan vary, but most accepted numbers range between 1 million to 3 million.
In addition, Pakistan carried out a systematic policy of rape of Bangladeshi women, with the stated intent of improving the "inferior" Bengali gene pool by implanting "superior" Punjabi sperm. Again, the number of women that were raped was huge but lacking in official counts, especially considering that rape victims were reluctant to come forward.
Pakistan has never been called to account for this crime against humanity, which occurred in living memory. Disgustingly, the US administration under then-President Richard Nixon and then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger conceived and implemented a deliberate policy of impunity for Pakistan. As a consequence, Pakistan, and increasingly, an indifferent world, have engaged in a "denial-by-silence" of this monstrous crime that is comparable with the Holocaust perpetrated by the Nazis.
The purpose of uploading this work to the Internet archive is to attempt to ensure that this 1971 crime against humanity does not go altogether forgotten by future generations.